Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 08965
Claimant: Kekuku
Other claimant:
Other name: Kuku
Island: Molokai
District: Koolau
Ahupuaa: Wailau
Ili: Pawaa
Statistics: 2098 characters 322 words
No. 8965, Kekuku, Wailau, Molokai, January 31, 1848
N.R. 273v7

I, the one whose name is below, hereby explain to you, the Commissioners to Quiet Land Titles, my claim in the `ili of Pawaa at Wailau /Ahupua`a/. It is taro land and is triangular in shape.

That is my claim for your information, O Commissioners to quiet land titles. If this claim is found valid kindly award it to me.
A respectful aloha to you all.


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.... claimant bought from the Government agent (Mr. Dwight).

Kaawahauo, sworn, confirms in full the testimony of the former witness.

N.T. 190v6 [also page 111]
No. 8965, Kekuku, Wailua by Koolau, 31 May 1842

Pawaa ili, Kuliula ahupuaa:
Mauka by Kawaakano
Manae, Makai, Malalo by stream

Kekuku lived there in 1843, no one objected. Permanent (status) 3 poalimas are there.

[Award 8965; R.P. 2322; Pawaa Wailau Koolau; 1 ap.; 1.5 Acs]